Many spread Thanksgiving blessings

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. We are so grateful to live in this wonderful place where so many have such giving hearts. We would like to give a short update on the Thanksgiving Basket program. We had so many wonderful volunteers that I can’t even name them all but I want each of you to know how very much we appreciate each of you.

The different groups from the many churches in town made fast work of the many tasks. Our sincere thanks to those wonderful people who contributed to help us financially with this project:  The Homer Emblem Club, K-Bay Marines, the Long Term Care Resident Council at South Peninsula Hospital, the American Legion Post 16, the American Legion Auxiliary, Kachemak Bay Rotary, Catholic Women’s Guild, Share the Spirit, and Dave and Mary Schroer through the Homer Foundation.  This does not take away from the wonderful members of our community who always send what they can and you are most appreciated.

 We cannot forget to mention Chris Story who always manages to find a way to go pick up for us in Kenai. This year I believe he had Dickie Gregoire’s help with this part.  We are also grateful to the Salvation Army for their help with some of our excess application.

Thanks also to the Homer United Methodist Church for the use of their facilities and for the support from their members.

 We thank everyone for the happiness that goes with doing this project and now we are looking forward to doing it again next month for the Share the Spirit Christmas program.   

 Fran Van Sandt and Amy Shumaker

Co-chairmen for the Kachemak Bay Lions

Thanksgiving Basket Program